Well, we have all done it - bought a lesser known brand, or even a 'generic' version of a product to save money. I know that I would do this more if I had a way of knowing that I was actually getting an item of similar quality for the money. 'Branding' is a big buzzword today in the marketing industry. Companies spend millions on brand identity, but why should you as a consumer pay more just because a brand is buying ads during the Superbowl? Take for example the GoPro Hero 4 camera that is going for about $300... Read more →

Most tend to think of the problems with having poor credit in terms of the higher interest rates charged, or even the inability to be approved at all for a home or auto loan. As you may have heard, many employers nowadays make a review of your credit a standard feature of the screening process, as credit history has come to be seen - fairly or unfairly - as a measure of your personal integrity. This means that your checkered history can not only stand in the way between you and a competitive, money-saving interest rate, or approval to buy... Read more →

Our daughter, Faith, is now a senior in college and has been driving one of our family vehicles that has over 200,000 miles on it. The air conditioning went out this summer (and was too expensive to fix) and it has begun to have chronic repair issues. So, we have been kicking around the idea of helping her purchase a newer car. As you may know, I am an advocate of buying cars that are two to three years old with less than 50,000 miles on them. I have found over the years that this is the 'sweet spot' in... Read more →

Medical doctor and author, Dr. Elaina George, joins Jim Paris Live to discuss Christian Medical sharing plans that are growing in popularity and represent a savings of 50 percent and more from Obamacare plans. Dr. George shares her views on why Obamacare is on the verge of collapse and what we can expect next. Who is really making the big profits in healthcare, and why doctors make just pennies on each healthcare dollar. Read more →

I was eating breakfast at Denny's and overheard a conversation at the cash register. A man was checking out and presented his AAA card and the cashier took 10% off his bill. Well, I am a AAA member and I never got a discount like this at Denny's (but then again, I had never asked for one). The Paris family has had the AAA card for as long as I can remember, and it has saved us numerous times as we have needed roadside assistance for our cars (and my motorcycle), and for our kids that are away at a... Read more →

I am a huge Tom Selleck fan. I love everything this guy is in. From his early start on my all time favorite show, The Rockford Files, to Magnum P.I., Jesse Stone, Three Men And A Baby, Blue Bloods; I love them all. It also makes me that much fonder to know that he is a one of the very few conservatives in the entertainment world. Tom Selleck is not someone, however, that I expected to see in a commercial promoting reverse mortgages for AAG. Reverse mortgage pitchmen are usually actors that are in the twilight of their careers. Tom... Read more →

While some people may say that there are too many airfare search platforms today, I could not disagree more. What is important to grasp, however, is that each one of these portals has a little something different to offer. While there is some benefit to simply doing the same itinerary search on multiple airfare search engines, the results are magnified when you take advantage of the unique tools available at each site. My article 5 Hacks For Finding The Lowest Airfare Every Time is still one of the most popular articles on this blog. Today I am going to share... Read more →

Amazon has done quite a job building up its so called Prime Day. What is it? Well, it is being compared to Black Friday, and the deals are rumored to be just as good. One catch, however, is that you must be a member of Amazon Prime ($99 per year), but you can grab a free 30 day trial by clicking here. Just be sure to cancel it if you don't want to remain as a member. I have been a member of Amazon Prime now for several years and love the free shipping, free music, free movies, and free... Read more →

Jim Discussing This Article On Live Radio In Chicago If you are a regular reader, you are no doubt aware that I have been involved in the world of Internet marketing for several years now. In the beginning, I was utilizing these Internet money-making concepts for the purpose of earning a living from this blog and my website (ChristianMoney.com). In hindsight now, I am realizing that a mistake I have made is not taking more full advantage of the Amazon Associates affiliate program. Yes, I have taught on this opportunity repeatedly in my workshops, but honestly tended to position it... Read more →

Dr. Robert Abel, author of The Eye Care Revolution, joins Jim Paris Live to discuss the remarkable breakthroughs taking place in eye care. How a device attached to the tongue is giving sight to the blind, supplements and dietary changes to improve your sight, how to buy glasses for 70% off retail, why diabetes does not have to lead to blindness, tips to improve your vision while driving at night, how computers and texting are affecting our sight, exercises to overcome nearsightedness, the latest on Lasik surgery, and more. Read more →

Five years ago I switched from a traditional home phone line and bought a device called OOMA. It is a small box that you connect to your Internet router. Once set up and connected to the Internet, the device replaces costly home phone service. The cost of a landline is $15 to $30 monthly for most people, although in some areas it can be $50 or more. After purchasing the OOMA device (about $100), you get free service for life. The only thing I pay monthly is $4, which are the taxes and fees the government assesses on my service... Read more →

International Living editors, Dan Prescher and Susan Haskins, join Jim Paris Live to discuss how Americans can live abroad for pennies on the dollar. What are the lowest countries to live in? What are the safest countries? How to do your research to select your country, how to generate an income living overseas, what are the legal issues involved with living in a foreign country, and more. Read more →

If you want to become a financial rock star, learn how to find cheap flights. After I share how little I pay for plane tickets, many people think I have some kind of special software or an 'in' with the airlines or a travel agency. For example, I recently posted a deal on my Facebook page for a roundtrip flight from Chicago to Orlando for $96. You don't have to stay online 24/7 to find these deals, it is much easier than you would ever imagine, and after reading this article you will know my cheap airfare secrets. Being Flexible... Read more →

I have been a member of a Christian medical sharing plan for almost four years now. It has honestly been one of the best financial moves I have made. I would estimate that I have saved about $15,000 so far by dropping my traditional health insurance. Presently, at the age of 51, I pay $204 monthly. My cost for a traditional health insurance plan would be close to triple this amount. Medical sharing plans do not cover low dollar medical expenses, such as routine visits to the doctor and prescription drugs. It is also important to note that a qualifying... Read more →